Reported Annual Crime In Durham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDurham/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,580 (estimate)3,1102,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDurham/100k peopleNorth Carolina/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a6.75.3
Rapen/an/an/a28.140.4
Robberyn/an/an/a92.0102.8
Assaultn/an/an/a245.5248.5
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)428 (estimate)372386
Burglaryn/an/an/a710.4468.9
Theftn/an/an/a1,876.21,745.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a150.8236.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,152 (estimate)2,7382,451

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Fearrington Village, NC2,77258429488
Cary, NC146,041921,0051,096
Gorman, NC1,1151511,1101,261
Morrisville, NC20,7281561,1501,306
Carrboro, NC20,3371632,0212,184
Hillsborough, NC6,2562681,9752,243
Chapel Hill, NC58,3791882,2722,460
Durham, NC240,1074283,1523,580

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Durham is 26% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.81 daily crimes that occur in Durham.
  • Durham is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Durham you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Durham has decreased by 28%.

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Daily Crime In Durham (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Durham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Durham is 1 in 234
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Durham is 1 in 32
The chance of being a victim of crime in Durham is 1 in 28

Year Over Year Crime In Durham (per 100,000 people)

Durham police department

ItemDurhamNorth CarolinaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)66514,511556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.83.3
There are a total of 665 Durham police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.9% less than the North Carolina average and 13.6% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in North Carolina

StateTotal offendersNorth Carolina /100KNational /100K
North Carolina21,070256222
There are a total of 21,070 sex offenders in North Carolina. This yields a total of 256 sex offenders in North Carolina per 100,000 residents which is 15% greater than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Madison, WI239,8483302,7493,079
Lubbock, TX236,8681,0845,0066,090
Norfolk, VA244,7456583,9144,571
Laredo, TX245,0483623,0433,405
Chandler, AZ245,2312102,3132,523
Durham, NC240,1074283,1523,580
Source: The Durham, NC crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.